We are Firm 3.0!

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Jul 7, 2013 in Business innovation what_we_believe

How to Develop Your Next Big Ideas

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Feb 13, 2013 in big-ideas-journal blumer-cpas innovation jason_blumer Jason Blumer

Happy Valentines's Day.  We love you! As a Valentine's Day gift, here is a video of what the Blumer CPAs Big Ideas Journal is, how we made it and how you can use it to develop your next big ideas (and make more money).  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to buy a Big Ideas Journal now! We explained the Big Ideas Journal a little more in a presentation one time, found here: Pictures of the Big Ideas Journal: Fill out my online form. //…

Value Creation

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Jun 15, 2012 in innovation value

There is a lot to this cute little visual, so let’s go through it point by point. 1. Both Company and Customer realize profit in the biz relationship. Far from Adam Smith’s beliefs that no good comes from the endeavors of the business owner, there is no business you should participate in that does not bring ‘profit’ to both sides. This is the foundational morality of business and why entrepreneurs and hard working business owners will be what renews our country’s economic crisis. This is how we approach our partners (our customers), and will never seek to work with a customer that we can not profit. Note for the provider that profit realization equals Price minus Cost. That is, the price you receive over and above your costs to deliver that service or product is your profit. The purchaser receives profit…

Thoughts on the Blumer Firm Going Virtual

Here are our thoughts on going virtual as a firm.…

Have A Freakin’ Vision

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Apr 15, 2012 in Business entrepreneurial_endeavors innovation monday_morning_message

“Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one’s sights and pushing toward the horizon.” Daniel Pink…

Redefining Work

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Apr 4, 2012 in innovation Other Throughts rowe what_we_believe

Mike discusses how Wall Street and Madison Avenue have helped us define work into something it is not really. This is one of my favorite Ted talks. My wife and I run two companies that sell knowledge. And we like to think these companies are changing lives. We are passionate about what we do and often do it some 12 hours a day. Our dining room, where we work, doesn’t have nice little place settings on it. It looks more like a war room where Jennifer and I bang out creative ideas, discuss (sometimes it is a hot debate) how to serve people and is our part of the world where we bring value to those around us. Would we like more time off? Sometimes. But we are quickly learning that our abilities to add value to others lives and change those…

“Strip Towards the Road!”

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Feb 28, 2012 in building_internal_processes innovation marketing_branding value

Then I noticed that there was a credit card machine hanging off of the drive through window. Now I knew he wanted me to run my credit card, with the “strip towards the road” so that I would run the card correctly the first time (I wonder how many losers ran their card with the strip towards the dumpster?). As it normally does, all of my interactions outside of my business always turn my eyes towards how I’m treating my own customers. A couple of points: 1. Their whole business was setup so that they did NOT physically touch the customer or have much interaction with the customer. They fell into the common trap of Efficiency over Effectiveness. “But what do you expect from a fast food restaurant,” you might say. But in today’s world, every industry is ripe for disruption.…

We Are a Startup: An Entrepreneurial CPA Company

As a professional CPA firm, its a shock to be called a startup. But our activities, our attempts at growth and the way we manage our firm is more similar to a startup than a professional firm. We are laser-focused on customer value, and how to price that interaction. You get to do what you want in our firm as long as you show results. There is always change taking place in our firm, and it takes a special person to work here. We’re a hard firm to work for, honestly. The implementation and change of new technologies that we rely on to run our processes happens two or three times each year. It’s pretty disruptive, but a necessary move to stay ahead of the innovation curve. Now, to be honest, I’m not too worried about the ‘innovation curve’ in…

What Do You Mean You’re Not Going To Have An Office?!

Jason explains a big change coming to Blumer CPAs! So Blumer CPAs will still exist, just without a monthly rental payment.…

Tipping Point

Posted by JenniferBlumer on Dec 11, 2011 in innovation monday_morning_message

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Malcolm Gladwell…